Thanks to the many of you who took the time and initiative to send your greetings and tell us you missed us while the Blog was quiet over the Holidays. That felt very good.
This is Bill reporting that, after a couple of weeks in Denver with our family, Lida and I rolled onto the one o'clock ferry at Hatteras on New Year's Eve afternoon. The weather was sunny, balmy and incredibly beautiful.
Before we even went to our house, we stopped off by Books to Be Red where Leslie was hosting an end-of-the-season "No Football Zone" Open House. We bought some winter reading and toasted to how glad we are to have such a great bookstore on Ocracoke Island.
Then we joined Peter and his host of birders for supper and the final tally of the annual "Christmas Bird Count" here and on Portsmouth Island. The count this year was reported to be "mysteriously low", but the soup and chili and fellowship were wonderful.
How nice to be "home" in a place like this!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke and the "Lost" Colony. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112111.htm.